Hereford coach operator Yeomans Canyon Travel has added an Irizar i6 integral to its fleet of touring coaches. The 12.9m, two-axle, 53-seater will be used on the operator’s programme of UK tours and holidays, and for up-market private hires.
All its recent touring coach acquisitions have been Irizar, including chassis-built, and integrals.
“We have chosen Irizar again as they have a great presence on the road and have eye-catching features, as well as a fantastic interior that can really be detailed to our own requirements,” says Ian Davies, operations manager. “The customers who travel on our tours say they feel an air of quality about these coaches, and enjoy the quality of the ride and the lovely spacious interior.”
Yeomans’ new coach features i6plus seating incorporating seat-back tables, multi-position footrests and USB charging points. There is a central sunken toilet and a drinks machine. On-board entertainment is provided by an Actia DVD player and Bosch audio system, and the driver’s area, aisle and rear floor area are carpeted.
The i6 Integral is powered by a DAF MX-11 271 369 hp engine driving through a ZF EcoLife automatic transmission.
Davies adds: “We have a great team of qualified technicians, backed by Irizar (UK)’s sales and aftersales, who are always in touch to confirm everything is OK. With our local DAF dealership only a few miles away, engineering assistance is easily on hand should we need it.”
Yeomans Canyon can trace its roots in the county of Herefordshire to 1920, when HH Yeomans of Canon Pyon started to take passengers into town for the Wednesday market using a cider lorry. By 1931, the company was operating 19 stage routes. Today it operates a mix of contracted and commercial services, schools and local contracts, and runs 29 National Express journeys to London each week. The current fleet comprises 56 vehicles and it operates from purpose-built premises opened in 2008.